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Native Plants to Accompany Feast of Flowers Exhibit

Dec

20

Written by Jake Ingram

Dovetailing with Jim Draper’s Feast of Flowers exhibit, The Museum is featuring a few groupings of North Florida native plants in various locations around the museum.  Each week we will look at one of these plants in more detail.

Reinhold Courtyard

Most conspicuous are the plantings arranged in the Central Courtyard.  Located in the flagstone-paved corners are four identical groupings of Dwarf Blueberries (Vaccinium darrowii) around a single specimen of Spruce Pine (Pinus glabra).  They are draped in Spanish Moss (Tillandsia usnioides) to conceal the containers, unify each grouping and give them a sense of ‘local place’.

Platform Outside of the Stein Gallery

This 5’ x 8’ platform, originally intended as a site for sculpture, houses four of Florida’s most wide-ranging Native Plants:  Bald Cypress, Longleaf Pine, Soft Rush and Yellow Jessamine.

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